The Washington State Fair is making a splash this summer! As the state’s largest single attraction, the 20 day event begins Friday, August 31st and runs through Sunday, September 23rd at the fairgrounds in downtown Puyallup. The event hosts great entertainment, delicious food, wild rides, and fun for the whole family; bringing in over one million people from around the state.
OurMilitary.com is hosting a number of giveaways to experience the Fair. Enter to win your chance for free gate admission and parking.
Or better yet, maybe you’ll get picked for one of the four value packs that include two gate admissions, six rides, food and parking coupons, and 50% off the Thursday Rodeo Playoff.
Are you a music fan? We have concert tickets to see:
- 9/3: Lost in the ‘80s Live
- 9/10: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
- 9/12: Seal
- 9/17: Lauren Daigle
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For those who don’t win the variety of free tickets sponsored by OurMilitary, don’t worry! The Washington State Fair provides free admission every Monday for military; active, reserve, retired, National Guard, and their dependents, as well as disabled veterans. Everyone else (unless you’re real little or a bit older) pays $14. If you go all three Mondays you save $42 just on yourself.
There’s plenty to do at the Fair. For instance, if live music is your thing, big names like Toby Keith, Macklemore, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid, Joan Jett/Cheap Trick, and Rascal Flatts will all be performing. Comedians like Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and the ventriloquist Terry Fator are also scheduled. Purchase of all concert tickets includes gate admission. Prices and information can be found here: http://www.thefair.com/concerts
Thrilling rodeo shows take place the weekend of September 7-9, kicked off by the Washington State Fair Western Rodeo Parade and cattle drive. The Parade starts at 10am and continues down Meridian St.
Animals tend to be a bit of a theme at the fair, with pony rides, prize dog shows and a traveling farm, among others. The traveling farm includes animals like cows, pigs, goats and rabbits, all friendly and a big hit among fair-goers young and old alike.
For all you right-brained, creative-minded people out there, there are a number of art exhibits to choose from. Showcases include the Artists in Action, the Floral Exhibit, the Giant Pumpkin Carving and Weigh-In, the Oldfield Western Heritage Center, the Washington State Photographers Exhibition, the Fine Arts Show, and many more.
Attractions like the Cirque Ma’Ceo Equestrian Stunt Show appear on special dates. And because we know you don’t want to miss out on the World’s Biggest Bounce House (September 6-9), you can view events like these here: http://www.thefair.com/fun/attractions
So what’s the real reason people go to the fair? Not the scones — although they’re a real contender. The Washington State Fair boasts over 70 rides in Thrillville (tip: don’t go after a big meal). The Classic and Rainier Rush roller coasters are always popular, but the real gem is one that can be seen from anywhere on the fairgrounds: the 20-story-tall Extreme Scream. The ride takes you up to the very top, and then plummets back down to the ground. If you’re looking for something a bit more hardcore, try an Adventure Zone ride like the Sling Shot, which simulates a bungee jump. For the little ones, Sillyville offers tamer rides like the C.P. Huntington Train that travels slowly through a 120-foot dinosaur-themed tunnel.
If you’re not interested in ANY of the above (seriously, what’s wrong with you?), you might as well go for the food. It’s a food fair as much as anything else, featuring favorites like Earthquake’s Biggest Burgers, Krusty Pup, and Fisher Scones. There’s even low-calorie, sugar-free, and gluten-free, healthy options — for real.
Find out more and plan your trip at: http://www.thefair.com/